CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction
Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) - Skills Recognition Program
Did you know that if you've been working in the Building and Construction industry for a number of years, then your experience can help you achieve a formal qualification!
The Skills Recognition Program at Construction Trade Qualifications (CTQ) enables individuals with vast experience in a specialised field the opportunity to receive a nationally recognised qualification through Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL). Typically, students for this Program will either be highly experienced builders who do not hold a current qualification or people new to Australia who wish to have their experience formally recognised.
The CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction will provide graduates with a trade outcome in construction. As part of the Skills Recognition Program, students will be required to provide evidence of their skills and knowledge, which may include various documents, testimonials and workplace observations.
Here at CTQ we will provide you with the skills needed to succeed in the building and construction industry. Whether you’re interested in improving your job opportunities or achieving trade recognition, get your skills recognised by enrolling today!
This training is subsidised by the NSW Government.
- Students must be over the age of 18 years;
- Have worked in the construction industry for at least six years; and
- Currently working in the construction industry / have access to construction sites to allow for a demonstration of skills and knowledge as required for the units below.
Units of Competency
Students participating in the Skills Recognition Program will be required to demonstrate their current skills and knowledge against the following units of competency (as well as five elective units).
CPCCCM1012A Work effectively and sustainably in the construction industry
CPCCCM1013A Plan and organise work
CPCCCM1014A Conduct workplace communication
CPCCCM1015A Carry out measurements and calculations
CPCCCM2001A Read and interpret plans and specifications
CPCCCM2005B Use construction tools and equipment
CPCCCM2006B Apply basic levelling procedures
CPCCCM2010B Work safely at heights
CPCCCO2013A Carry out concreting to simple forms
CPCCOHS2001A Apply OHS requirements, policies and procedures in the construction industry
Once the student has demonstrated that they have all the above skills and knowledge, a CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction will be issued to them.
The Skills Recognition Program provides students up to one (1) year to gather the required evidence to demonstrate their competency. Should the student elect to depart from the Skills Recognition Program before they have demonstrated all the required skills and knowledge, a Statement of Attainment will be issued for the units that have been deemed competent.
The CPC20112 Certificate II in Construction is being offered under the Smart and Skilled program, which is a reform of the NSW Vocational Education and Training (VET) system. Smart and Skilled funding is helping people in NSW get the skills they need to advance their careers. You can determine your eligibility for Smart and Skilled training via the Eligibility Checker.
Prior to being accepted into this course as a Smart and Skilled student, you will need to contact CTQ for a finalised eligibility entitlement quotation. Please note that enquiring about the Smart and Skilled subsidy does not guarantee you a position within this course.
Non-funded price: $4,980.00
CTQ provide a ten (10) day ‘Cooling Off’ period. If the student cancels their application in writing within ten business days of making their initial payment, they will receive a full refund of all fees paid. After this period of time CTQ does not offer any refunds.
In cases of extenuating circumstances an application in writing can be made to the CEO of CTQ to vary these terms. In the event that CTQ are not able to fulfil their agreement to the student, all monies paid will be refunded and a Statement of Attainment for all units in which competency was demonstrated.
Should a student not be successful in their first attempt at completing a unit, they will be offered a second opportunity to complete the unit at no additional cost. Should the student still not complete the unit satisfactorily they will be required to make a new application to sit the unit, at an additional fee of $125.00 per unit per submission.
How to Apply
In the interview the student will:
- Review Course Information Sheets, Student Handbook and Enrolment Agreement.
- Meet with a CTQ Skills Assessors to determine if the student has the necessary work experience and proficiency of English to complete the Skills Assessment process, which will include a Language, Literacy and Numeracy component.
- Review a sample RPL Kit with the Skills Assessor to ensure the student understands the skills and knowledge required to achieve the formal qualification, the method of evidence collection and to discuss any questions that they may have.
At enrolment, the student will need to provide 100 points of ID, such as a Drivers Licence or a Passport and a Medicare Card, as well as a Bank Debit/Credit Card. Please note that all items of ID must be in the same name.
All communication, confirmations and results will be provided in writing, typically by email. CTQ is flexible in the format and timing of assessment activities to ensure that students are provided with every opportunity to demonstrate their skills and knowledge. CTQ offers support to all students with learning needs and can tailor the Program to assist people with various learning needs.
Depending upon the results of the initial evidence submitted in the Program the student may be required to provide additional evidence of competency. If the student is not able to demonstrate the required skills and/or knowledge to meet the needs of the Skills Recognition Program they will not be provided with the requested qualification. It should be noted that CTQ does not provide ‘Gap Training’ and students will need to make their own arrangements to acquire any additional skills and/or knowledge to complete the Program.
Due to the requirements of maintaining a safe learning environment, CTQ reserves the right to withdraw any student(s) on the grounds of safety.